Michel Deshayes
Coordinator, GEOGLAM


  • Group on Earth Observations


GEOGLAM was created in 2011 by the G-20 together with the Agricultural Market Information System, which it reports to. The main objective of GEOGLAM is to reinforce the international community’s capacity to produce and disseminate relevant, timely and accurate projections of agricultural production at national, regional and global scales by using Earth Observation data. It plans to enhance national agricultural reporting systems, including through a geo-spatial education curriculum to enable training of participants worldwide, establish a sustained international network of agricultural monitoring and research organizations and practitioners, and harmonize operational global agricultural monitoring systems based on both satellite and in-situ observations, including through improved coordination of satellite observations. Ultimately, GEOGLAM hopes to cover 124 countries and 94% of world agricultural area.


  • Improving current systems
  • Opening, sharing and leveraging existing data
  • Increasing data literacy and capacity
  • Fostering the development of principles and good practices
  • upporting effective decision- and policy-making

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